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Talk about rivalries!

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Kibitzer

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Before, during and after last night's game, we were bombarded with graphics showing how many times #1 played #2 and every imaginable variation of the results. Got me to thinking about great sports rivalries (Red Sox/Yankees, Michigan/OSU, Texas/Oklahoma, Celtics/Lakers, UConn/Tennessee, etc.).

One very nasty rivalry in the NFL for many years was between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns. Two blue collar cities, close to one another, playing twice a year, home and away, and neither the teams nor their fans liked each other.

Talk about close? Competitive? Try this:

As of the end of the 2007 season, the two teams had played one another 110 times.

Results: Pittsburgh, 55 wins and 55 losses. Cleveland, 55 wins and 55 losses.

Total points scored: Pittsburgh, 2,278. Cleveland, 2,277.

I say that is as close as it gets. Of course, the Stillers have gone and thrown this nifty little stat out of whack in the recent past, but pre-2007, the teams were remarkably equal.
 

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Can anyone remmeber a serious rivalry that wasn't accompanied by a good deal of acrimony between the respective teams/fans?
 
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